Everyone has their favorite and least favorites in the world of professional wrestling and PWX is no different. PWX fans are loyal, fierce, outspoken and have no problem making it known how they feel about you as soon as you step through the curtain. In 5 Questions we'll learn more about the members of the PWX Wrestling roster both inside and outside of the ring. Darius Lockhart is a fast rising star in professional wrestling and improves each and every time we see him in Premiere Wrestling Xperience. 'The Revolutionary' upped his game recently with one of the longest tours of the UK of any American independent wrestler and is now back to continue his ascension through the business. I sat down with Darius to find out more about this young man with a very bright future in this edition of 5 Questions.
- Who are your dream opponents? " My list of dream opponents change and expand constantly, but overall they are a mixture of people I came up Idolizing, hot names right now on the scene, and some PWX roster members that I have yet to face off against. So, there are people like Samoa Joe, who I would love to take on, Adrian Neville and other names like that. There are people like Jay Lethal, Katsuyori Shibata, Lio Rush, and Kazuchika Okada. But I would also love to finally get the chance to go one on one with people like Ethan Case, Chip Day, Colby Corino and John Skyler, to name a few. Also, I’d like to take on Mason Maddox, so I can prove who's the true blue chipper of the Highspots Wrestling School!'
- What is the best advice you've ever been given in life or the wrestling business? "Patience and knowing your worth in life? Just the simple understanding that you have to invest in yourself if you TRULY want to succeed in anything. Remembering that helps me stay focused and remember why I'm doing the things that I do."
- What are your hobbies & interests outside of pro wrestling? "My hobbies outside of Pro Wrestling include African American studies and community outreach programs that engage with youth, particularly in the form of art. I'm actually an African American Studies minor and love to learn about my culture and influential names from the past. I'm deeply inspired by people like Stokely Carmichael, Bayard Rustin, James Baldwin, and Angela Davis, and I love reading some of their works and learning how some of the same things they discussed remain relevant today. I also enjoy music."
- Who are the biggest influences in your career? "The biggest influences in my career would probably have to be Cedric Alexander, Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Samoa Joe, and Doug Williams. All for various reasons that you could probably put together yourself, but those are definitely a few names that come to mind."
- What has been the best moment of your career so far? "The best moment of my career thus far would surprise most people. I would definitely have to say it was my first match back at PWX upon returning from England. I took on Kota Sekifuda and Connor Claxton, after I got the victory I walked to the back and as soon as I walked through the curtain, there was a small crowd who came up to me and told me how good of a job I had done. These were people I had spent time watching and studying for years, who not only took the time to watch my match, but said they enjoyed it, and it just meant more to me than anything. I don't need anybody's validation to know my self-worth, but honestly to earn the respect of my peers means the world to me. To have the champ come up, extend his hand and say "Good shit kid" ... It doesn't get much better than that."
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